Silver Silver
order now Order Now
Logo
Published
March 28, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About 420 – Celebration, Origins, Meaning, Fun Facts

Everyone has heard of the term 420.

420 Definition and Origins

But what does it really signify? Where did it come from? Most people, even those distant from the cannabis culture, know that it has something to do with marijuana but there are so many myths and legends surrounding it

4:20, 420 or 4/20 stands for four twenty p.m. or the date of April 20. It is not and has never been a police code for possession or smoking pot, and neither is it the date of birth or death of icons like Bob Marley.

 

4:20 pm was chosen by a group of people from California that called themselves the Waldos as their meeting time to get high. "4:20 Louis" originally referred to their meeting on the futile search for an abandoned weed crop based on a treasure map. The term was later shortened to “4:20” and signified cannabis consumption in general.

 

Widespread and Fame

 

Further spread outside the group is attributed to the Grateful Dead. Several of the original Waldos hung around the band and their parties and the word stuck as a code for smoking weed and was used more and more frequently.

 

The nationwide use of the term 420 was solidified by Steven Hager of High Times in his article "Stoner Smart or Stoner Stupid?".

 

Observances

 

4/20, that is April 20, has also become the day for celebrating cannabis with hundreds of various events and festivals being held in the US and abroad.

 

Among the most prominent locations are Hippie Hill in San Francisco, The University of Colorado's Boulder campus and Alberta Legislature Building. There are numerous festivities held in Denver every year due to Colorado being the first state to legalize marijuana.

 

Trivia

 

Various signs with the magic 420 number have been stolen by cannabis enthusiasts around the United States. The most sought-after item had been the Mile Marker 420 sign on I-70 east of Denver. Tired of replacing it the Department of Transportation changed the sign to 419.99 decreasing thievery but not eliminating it altogether. Idaho 420 marker and 420 St sign in Minnesota have gone through similar trouble.

In Conclusion

 

This year there will be numerous 420 activities in Denver and surrounding towns for you to choose from. Whichever you pick, Silver Stem Fine Cannabis wishes you a great time and a hazy celebration with your friends! Just remember to consume responsibly and stay out of trouble by abiding the laws of Colorado.

 

And don’t forget to check out our 420 and other specials HERE to get great value on your favorite products.

 

You Might Also Like
Specials
portland
Portland Holiday Specials

Enjoy the following deals available at our Portland, Oregon location:

View Details View Details
Enter the Raffle
Enter the Raffle

Win an Ounce of our Fine Cannabis every month for a YEAR!

View Details View Details
Early
Early Bird Special for Medical Customers

To ensure that our medical customers get the best value we offer a happy hour discount at our Med locations - Denver East, Denver SW, and Littleton

View Details View Details
El Sol Labs
El Sol Labs Price Reduction

Enjoy wax and shatter grams from our beloved partner El Sol Labs - now at the most incredible price.

View Details View Details
Deals in Silver Stem Fine Cannabis Portland
Portland Deals

Daily and Regular Discounts in Oregon

View Details View Details
Shatterday. Cannabis Concentrate Saturday
Shatterday

Every Saturday - purchase three grams of concentrates (excluding cartridges and bubble joints), and get one for a penny!

View Details View Details
Golden Ounce 2
Golden Ounce

Buy 7 grams, get 1 for a penny on select concentrates

View Details View Details
Cyber Friday Online Order
Cyber Friday - 10% OFF

Get a 10% discount every Friday on your entire online purchase

View Details View Details
Fine Apparel
Fine Apparel

Get 10% OFF if you wear SSFC gear

View Details View Details